Self-Scheduling Rules and Guidelines for Fall Core Season

If you are already familiar with the self-scheduling Rules and Guidelines, and registered as a referee in InLeague, and registered/current with National (eAYSO–which you need to do every year)…  use the Referee Schedule Sign-up 

REFEREE SELF-SCHEDULING RULES and GUIDELINES:

U5 and U6

In U5 and U6, parents referee the games in which their children play.  You don’t have to “sign up” on the self-scheduling on-line platform–just come prepared to jump in and have FUN!!!  During the 1st three weeks of play in U5 and U6, the “team” splits into two “mini-teams” which play against each other.  Therefore each team must provide a referee (and ideally 2 assistant referees on the touchline but not necessary).

During the subsequent weeks of play in U5 and U6, the “team” splits into two “mini-teams” which plays against another team’s “mini-team”.  Therefore each team must provide a referee (and ideally 2 assistant referees on the touchline) for one of the simultaneous games for their players.

U7 and U8

In U7 and U8, parents referee the games in which their children play.

In U7, the home team is to provide a center referee and one assistant referee; while the away team is to provide the other assistant referee on the touchline.

In U8, the home team is to provide a center referee and two assistant referees on the touchline.

U9 and U10

In U9 and U10 parents may not referee games that their child is playing in.

…  use the Referee Schedule Sign-up 

The HOME team is responsible to provide a three-person ref squad to officiate the game immediately preceding their child’s game on the same pitch. Note:  If you are the home team for the first game of the day, you’ll need to provide the ref team for the last match of the day on that same field. (That’s just the way it has to go.)

For Example: The Clover “Pit” field will usually host a U10 Girls game at the end of the day each Saturday, after hosting nothing but U10 Boys games for most of the day.  The home team of the U10 Boys game that plays first on the field that Saturday is responsible for providing referees for that U10 Girls game at the end of the day.

Note: If you are NOT the “Home” team on that given day, as a volunteer referee you may NOT sign up for a time slot for the coming weekend until 9AM Monday morning. We want to leave the slots available to the HOME referee teams initially, so they can take those slots and work their way towards getting their required “15 points.” Once Monday morning rolls around, any qualified referee can sign up for any game slot that is open for the coming weekend, and as many as they would like!

U12

In U12 matches, parents may not referee the games in which their children play.

…  use the Referee Schedule Sign-up 

In U12, if your team is the HOME team, please provide (at least) two or three referees (both AR’s is ok) for the game immediately preceding your child’s game. If you are the home team for the first game of the day, you’ll need to provide two or three referees for the last match of the day on that same field.  (That’s just the way it has to go.)

Note: If you are not the “Home” team, as a volunteer referee you may NOT sign up for a time slot for the coming weekend until 9AM Monday morning. We want to leave the slots available to the HOME referee teams initially, so they can take those slots and work their way towards getting their required “15 points.” Once Monday morning rolls around, any qualified referee can sign up for any game slot that is open for the coming weekend, and as many as they would like!

U14

In U14 matches, parents do not referee the games in which their children play.

…  use the Referee Schedule Sign-up 

In the U14 divisions, the U14G games and U14B games will share Airport Park Field, and alternate in how their blocks of games take place.  So one week, all the U14G games will be the first three games of the day on Airport Field, while U14B plays all the later games.  The next week, all the U14G games will be the last three games of the day on Airport Field while the U14B plays all the early games.

So the scheduling procedure is this:

  • Home team of the second game in that division (that is, in U14G or U14B) will provide two or three referees (two ARs is okay) for the first game of day in the division.
  • Away team of the division’s second game will provide two or three referees (two ARs is okay) for the division’s last game of the day.
  • Home team playing last game of the day will provide two or three referees (two ARs is okay) for the second game of day.

How to Self-Schedule in Region 20

It’s easier than ever to schedule yourself as a referee in Santa Monica AYSO Region 20. Just follow these simple instructions.  Here’s what you do:

  1. Go to https://inleague.ayso20.org/
  2. Log in using the email address and password you originally used when you registered as a referee this season (i.e., the Fall 2015 Season).
  3. (If you haven’t already registered as a Referee for this season, follow our instructions here)
  4. After you’ve logged in, click on the “Referees” tab on the right side of the page, then click on “Referee Schedule Signup.”
  5. IMPORTANT NOTE:  If you don’t see “Referee Schedule Signup,” then click instead on “Activate Referee Functions” to finalize your referee registration.  After clicking on “Activate Referee Functions,” check the box indicating you wish you to referee in Region 20 this season.
  6. After clicking on “Referee Schedule Signup,” you’ll land on the “Referee Assignment Requests” page.  Click on the DATE button, then the DIVISION button, and then the “CHANGE DATE VIEW” button to refresh the page with your selections.
  7. You’ll see a grid with all the games on that day in that division.  (The HOME team will be listed first.)
  8. Next, click on the open assignments for Center referee or AR (Assistant Referee).  If you make a mistake, or later decide you can’t referee that game, then click on “Remove Request” on the right side of the page.
  9. Finally, click on “Submit Assignment Request.”  Repeat these steps often to sign up for more games.

That’s it!  You’re now scheduled to referee that match, and as you do so, you’ll be earning valuable referee points for your team.

WHEN can you sign up for games ???

One of our biggest problems we face is that some of these referee assignments are grabbed before the allowed/responsible (HOME) team can sign up for them. So we ask that unless you are following the scheduling procedures listed above as “Santa Monica AYSO Region 20 Scheduling Procedures,” do not assign yourself to games that might otherwise be officiated by the team allowed/responsible for supplying referees to that match (Home Team volunteers are allowed/supposed to sign up for their designated slots by 9AM Monday for the next weekend’s games).

If you are the HOME team on a given weekend that is supposed to be supplying referees for the game directly before your child’s game, please sign up for those assignments by 9AM on the Monday before that next weekend’s game.  Note: if your child is on the HOME Team playing in the first game of the day on a particular field, you are responsible for signing up to referee the last game of the day on that field.

If by 9AM on the Monday before the next weekend’s slate of games there are slots available (and there will be), any qualified/certified/eAYSO-registered referee can take any open slot(s) they desire.

For referees from the AWAY team(s),  you must wait until 9AM Monday morning before you can sign up for referee slots for the coming weekend’s games.

 

  • WHO is qualified to referee the different age groups/divisions???

  • U8 Referees are only qualified to CR or AR at U8 and below.
  • Regional (Basic) Referees are qualified to center referee at U10 and below. If comfortable and experienced you can AR the U12 and U14 division.
  • Intermediate (and pending Intermediate) referees are qualified to center referee at U12 and below
  • Advanced (and pending Advanced) referees are qualified to center at U14 and below.

“OOPS, I need to cancel the slot I signed up for !!!”

If you are need to cancel/miss a scheduled assignment, you must go back into the system and “remove” your assignment by clicking on the “remove request” button next to your assignment.   There’s nothing worse than everyone thinking all the ref assignments have been fulfilled, only to arrive at a game and find that referees are missing and are not honoring those assignments.

If the “remove request” radio button is locked out, please email the Assistant Regional Referee Administrator, arra@ayso20.org, and request to be removed from the schedule–it’s no biggy!!!   Don’t worry if it’s a last minute cancellation, we can usually get a replacement. (But please try not to be too last-minute.)

“HEY, I was at a game, a ref didn’t show, so I filled in for that slot !!!”

If you end up substituting for a no-show ref, make sure that you legibly print your name on the game card of the match.   (We do not have game cards in U5, U6, and U7 however–but thanks so much for helping out!).   You can get credit for the match by going to the Referee Credit for Past Games link on the “Points Program” page under the  “Referees” tab, and fill out the form to request credit for the match.

REFEREE SCHEDULING FOR PLAYOFFS, PRELIMINARY ROUNDS (FIRST WEEKEND OF PLAY)

Here is the Playoff Scheduling Policy for Referees for the first weekend of play only:

  • In U10, the home team (first team listed on the schedule) supplies two referees and the away team supplies one referee for the U10 game immediately preceding theirs on the same pitch, regardless of gender.  The U10 teams playing the second-to-the-last game of the day supply two of the referees for the last game of the day.   The home team for the second-to-the-last game of the day and the away team for the second-to-the-last game of the day each supply one assistant referee for the last game of the day.  The final center referee slot in the last game of the day is open to any qualified volunteer.
  • In U12, the home team supplies one referee and the away team supplies one referee for the game preceding theirs. The U12 teams playing the second-to-the-last game of the day supply two of the referees for the last game of the day.   The home team for the second-to-the-last game of the day and the away team for the second-to-the-last game of the day each supply one referee (either the CR or one of the ARs) for the last game of the day.   In U12, all center referees need to be, at minimum, Intermediate referees or pending Intermediates (that is, referees who have taken the Intermediate course and are awaiting the Intermediate observation).  Any exceptions to this policy must be cleared first by the U12 Division Referee Coordinators.
  • In U14, where there are fewer games, each team in the playoffs must fulfill two U14 referee assignments on both Saturday and Sunday of the opening weekend, for a total of four assignments.   These assignments are not necessarily “married” to the games immediately preceding or following your team’s game, but it is probably more convenient to schedule your assignments that way.   All requests to center referee matches in U14 need to be personally requested by contacting the Regional Referee Administrator (rra@ayso20.org) or Assistant Regional Referee Administrator (arra@ayso20.org).  You may not AR or CR your own child’s game. In U14, all center referees need to be, at minimum, Advanced referees or pending Advanced referees (that is, referees who have taken the Advanced course and are awaiting the Advanced assessment).  Any exceptions to this policy must be cleared first by the U14 Division Referee Coordinators.

***Please, please, please sign up for these required assignments right away as we need to get a sense of what games are covered as soon as possible.***

Teams that do not meet their above-mentioned playoff obligations will not advance in the playoffs.

Questions?:  Email rra@ayso20.org